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A new piece of Windows malware is making the rounds, but what else is new? You never want to fall victim to a malware campaign, but this one is particularly troublesome. EvilExtractor is billed as an "all-in-one" solution for your online criminal needs. With this one tool, a threat actor can monitor keystrokes, steal... Read more...
The FBI just issued a warning to the public against using free public USB charging ports, such as those found at airports or malls, because they've been found to be ports of entry for malware.  A recent tweet by the FBI Denver field office advised that bad actors (i.e. people with nefarious intentions, not Steven... Read more...
Time to tighten up your password complexity, dear readers. A deep learning password guessing tool called PassGAN has been found to take less than six minutes to crack your seven-character password, even ones with symbols. Nefarious hackers are constantly looking for new means of stealing your information, and... Read more...
Google wants its Play Store users to have more control over their app account data by allowing them to delete their account and/or data directly within the app or online. Chalk that up as a nice win for personal data privacy. In an announcement yesterday, Google laid down new rules that will require Android app... Read more...
Storage heavyweight Western Digitial announced over the weekend that it has suffered a "network security incident," which is a less alarming way to say its systems have been hacked by unknown threat actors. The company says it is currently working to investigate the attack and secure its systems, and that means... Read more...
Google used to offer Nexus-branded Android phones, but now Nexus means mobile malware. Chatter about the Nexus banking botnet began appearing on hacking forums in January 2023, but security researchers from Cleafy now believe this Android malware's origins stretch back to the middle of 2022. It's already very capable... Read more...
A highly malicious malware is infecting Intel- and M-powered Macs, stealing sensitive information such as user passwords, credit card info, and cookies. Uptycs researchers recently uncovered a new malware that targets macOS desktop and laptops and shared details on their blog. It's called MacStealer and can infect... Read more...
Security experts confirmed a major bug in a core Windows app last week, and Microsoft is already rolling out a fix. As we learned recently, the Windows 11 Snipping Tool was susceptible to the "Acropalypse" bug initially discovered in Google's Pixel phones. Google is already patching that one up, and Microsoft isn't... Read more...
When you delete something, you would naturally expect it to stay deleted. With the "acropalypse" bug, all bets are off. Security researchers discovered last week that Google's Pixel phones would retain data from cropped screenshots, allowing the cropped sections to be recovered. Now, it sounds like there's an almost... Read more...
NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang introduced how the company is bringing AI to virtually every industry during his 2023 GTC keynote. From semiconductors to software libraries, AI training to deployment, and systems to cloud services, NVIDIA says it is bringing AI to the world's fingertips. The 2023 GTC Developer Conference, now in its 14th year, Read more...
Famed automaker Ferrari announced yesterday that the company suffered a data breach involving personal information of its clients, without any impact on its operations. A hacker or hackers were recently able to gain access to the Maranello based company's IT systems, demanding a ransom for the client info... Read more...
Leaked specifications of two upcoming AMD EPYC Genoa-X CPUs reveal that these chips will feature over 1GB of L3 cache with the integration of 3D V-Cache technology. Known as 100-000000892-04 and 100-000000892-06 respectively, both CPUs are fitted with a 64MB slab of 3D V-Cache on top of all 12 (yes twelve) of its Zen... Read more...
AMD announced its EPYC Embedded 9004 Series of processors for embedded systems this morning at Embedded World 2023. These 4th Gen EPYC Embedded processors are based on the same 5nm Zen 4 architecture as the mainstream “Genoa” platform, which affords excellent performance and scalability. AMD is targeting networking... Read more...
The world's first commercial flash-based solid state drive checked in at a meager 20MB when it shipped over three decades ago. A lot has changed since then and these days 1TB and 2TB SSDs are commonplace, while 4TB and even 8TB SSDs lay on the fringe of high-end consumer systems. Bigger capacities are available in the... Read more...
Throughout the end of last year and the beginning of this year, Intel finally released its full line of data center-focused Arctic Sound and Ponte Vecchio GPUs, as well as its Sapphire Rapids CPUs. These chips have been a long time coming, but they offer solid performance for high performance compute operations, as... Read more...
Amazon-owned Ring is one of the largest providers of smart home cameras and security products, but any users who were trying to get by with the free service tier might be looking to jump ship soon. According to notices sent out by Ring, the company's cameras and security system will lose several key features in the... Read more...
Microsoft went wild with Windows 10 upgrades, offering everyone and anyone a free path to get on Microsoft's latest OS. There was speculation that Microsoft would never release another distinct version of Windows, but after five years, we got Windows 11. This time, Microsoft isn't letting just any PC upgrade to the... Read more...
Dell Precision 7865: As Configured - $15,840 The Dell Precision 7865 chews through workstation-class workloads with a 64-core AMD Threadripper Pro CPU and NVIDIA RTX A6000 GPU, while remaining cool and quiet. 64-Core AMD Threadripper CPU Performance 8-Channel DDR4 Memory Mostly Toolless Design For Servicing... Read more...
Once upon a time, there was a clear division between typical desktop computers and servers. With Nehalem in 2008, Intel really put the pedal to the metal in the "big iron" enterprise and high-performance computing space, and it soon brought some of those server technologies to the desktop in the form of its "High-End... Read more...
Mortal Kombat has a reputation for being brutal, but rather than exacting excessive violence on video game characters, unknown threat actors are brazenly brutalizing their victims’ finances in a Mortal Kombat-themed ransomware campaign. Aside from ransomware, this campaign also makes use of the Laplas Clipper malware... Read more...
Scammers are real pieces of...work (substitute any word you like) as they rarely display any scruples—they prey on the elderly, think nothing of wiping out someone's hard-earned life savings, and are opportunistic predators. That latter part is especially relevant right now with Valentine's Day upon us. According to... Read more...
Pepsi Bottling Ventures (PBV) has suffered a major data breach, with hackers making off with a trove of sensitive information. The company has begun notifying affected individuals of this incident, but the details remain sparse. According to a sample of the security notice issued by PBV, unknown threat actors managed... Read more...
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